cover of book 1

The rest of chapter 25 of “A Matter of Will” is now up. This completes book 1 (of 2 novels)!

We wrap up the night (and the chapter) with Kyle’s decision whether to help Bill or not.

Novel 1 of the VN is published, and we’re on the verge of moving to novel 2!

This is a milestone for this project. Book 1 is around 62,000 words. Amazon calls it 293 kindle pages long. Well over 1300 illustrations went into the visual novel (and I do try to do a moderate amount of reuse, so that number isn’t as high as it could be).

Let’s see, just over a year — let’s call it 55 weeks — working on the visual novel portion of book 1. By memory, I think I’ve just skipped an update for one fortnight, when I needed to make an enhancement to my Mouse compiler and game engine.

I’m going to allow myself 30 seconds to just sit here and be proud of all that!

Okay, 30 seconds over. Back to work 🙂

What’s up for the next several weeks? For the next fortnight (to Aug 10), I’ll fix up the cover and credits page and make a downloadable version for $20.00 supporters (the downloadable version plays faster than over the internet, and will also come in R-rated (as well as unrated) versions besides the PG-rated version publicly available).

For the next fortnight after that (to Aug 24), I’m going to move straight into chapter 1 of book 2, where the fun begins. In book 2, Kyle starts practicing with Shatihra’s powers on his dad’s new wife. After that, we get to see how much of Kyle and our little group survive intact through the big battle with Victor. Will Bill actually betray our little group? Will Kayla? Will Jen? Will Kyle survive with his will intact? Or be broken — like Bill? We find out in book 2.

Sometime after I get chapter 1 up, I AM going to have to pause for one fortnight to make another enhancement to the Mouse compiler and game engine. The last enhancement made it easier to make nude versions of some images for you guys, as you’ve seen, and this enhancement should make it easier still. And the second book WILL have more abandonment of clothes as we go on. I’ll probably pick on the Sep 7 or Sep 21 fortnight to make the enhancement — I’ll let you know.

As usual, the link below is for the freely-available version. I’ll post the links for 10$ and above supporters separately at Patreon and SubscribeStar.

Hope you all enjoy! And thanks for coming along on the ride with our heroes Kyle and Jen!

If you get impatient and want to read ahead to see how the story ends, the entire series is now available at Amazon and at Smashwords.

cover of book 2

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